Sowing Seeds

The Power of Sowing Seeds Making our world a better place, one seed at a time If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the news these days, we’re there with you. The issues we face both locally and globally can feel colossal. How can we maintain a sense of agency amidst such an onslaught of crisis? Here … Continued

Food Insecurity and Food Culture

Food Insecurity and Food Culture: As Black History Month draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reconfirm our commitment to ongoinglearning, unlearning and addressing cultural safety at LifeCycles. We are actively seeking ways to build an equitableand inclusive organization and support those efforts in our broader society.  We know that food … Continued

2021 Last chance donations

Every dollar makes a difference. All funds go directly towards supporting our projects, which directly supports educating our community about food and food security, teaching the importance of food systems and biodiversity, and providing skills and knowledge necessary to create a sustainable, inclusive food future.  $100 pays for one seed saving workshop, where we can … Continued

Holiday closure

Holiday closure We’re headed ho-ho-home for the holidays After a very busy year of harvesting fruit, running programs, and caring for trees, we’ve decided it’s time to take a break. From December 25, 2021 – January 3, 2022 we will be out of the office. We look forward to coming back in 2022 refreshed and … Continued

Giving Tuesday 2021

All year long, we work hard to build a movement that changes the way our community lives and eats in Greater Victoria. This movement is rooted in the relationship between the community and the land–we strive to create opportunities for everyone to feel empowered in their relationship to this place.

When is the best time to plant a fruit tree?

Trees are a welcome addition to any backyard! And if you’re wanting to add a fruit tree to your landscape, there is no time like the present (the present being dormant season, that is).

Biodiversity, climate change, food security

Did you know that we live in the most biodiverse area in “Canada”? This biodiversity is reflected in the variety of species and diverse environments across the lands and waters of what we call British Columbia. We are grateful to call this land home. Part of making a home in this area is understanding and appreciating the biodiversity, and fostering a reciprocal relationship with this land.

National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Content warning: Colonial violence. On September 30, LifeCycles Project will be closed to observe the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation. Our observation of this day is intended to hold space for survivors and reflect on the ongoing harm caused by colonialism.

2021 Federal Election

Canada is headed to the polls on Monday, September 20. With the dual crises of climate emergency and the pandemic, voting in this federal election provides the opportunity to change course. When casting your ballot, one thing that is important to consider is how your vote can impact overall community health.

STC @ Oaklands Sunset market

Our students will be at the Oaklands Sunset Market every Wednesday until the end of August selling school-grown produce. The market runs from 4:30 – 8:30 Wednesday evenings at the Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave).